Some of the important features of the Hit the dot addon are listed below. This is followed by an overview of this addon. This summary contains few words about the addon, its function, and its features. Next is FAQ, this section is useful to get information about how this addon works in your browser. If you couldn’t find a specific answer, please fill the bug report form on this page or the contact form on the homepage to let us know about your question. Following the FAQ, is the bug report form. It is designed to collect user feedbacks and bugs about this addon. Users can suggest improvements or feature requests through this form too. The next section is for submitting comments about this addon which uses the Facebook comments plugin. The last section is dedicated to reports submitted through the GitHub website. We hope the information provided on this page, could help you get all the basics you need about this addon and enable you to have a better experience with Hit the dot.
In short, Hit the dot is a fun, and a very simple speed test game for your browser. If you want to contribute to the developement of this addon, please fork it on GitHub, and push your changes to a named branch. Moreover, you can review all the comments made on GitHub commits.
5 Reasons to Use Hit the dot
The game and all settings are auto saved to the memory.
Dot matrix is resizable to your desired choice, default size is (6 x 10) tile.
Use (start|stop) button to start or stop the game.
In each game, total duration is 30 seconds. Within this timespan hit as many dots as you can.
Available for all browsers (Firefox, Chrome and Opera) and platforms.
This video gives you an idea of how the extension works in your browser.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. What is Hit the dot?
Hit the dot is a fun and easy to use speed test game. Simply click on the start|stop button to start the game. Once you see an orange dot, just hit on it with the mouse. Continue this operation until allowed time is over (30 seconds). Within this period, hit as many dots as you can. Scoring is based on the number of correct hits. 1 point per hit, and minus 1 point per miss. Default grid size is 6 by 10, but you can change the size at any time to your desired choice. Please note that, if you increase the grid size, time to hit dots will increase and your score will decrease accordingly.
2. How to play the game?
Click toolbar button to open game UI. Then press on the start button. Once you see an orange circle button, click on it. Orange circles are created randomly by the addon. For each correct hit, you will get one point and for each miss hit, you will get minus one point. Try to hit as many orange dots as you can. Total point, is the sum of correct and incorrect hits.
3. How can I download the source code for Hit the dot?
To download the source code for this extension from Chrome Web Store, it is recommended to use Extension Source Downloader. With this addon, you can download the source code as a ZIP or CRX format to your machine. If you want to download the source code from the Firefox addons store, please open the firefox download link (if available) in the Firefox browser and then right-click on the - Add to Firefox - button and select - Save Link As... - item. Choose the destination folder on your machine and then save the file in XPI format. You can then rename the XPI format to a RAR or ZIP file. Some extensions may have a GitHub repo address, which you can use to download the source code as well. But, it may not be the latest version of the addon. Therefore, downloading the source code from the official web stores is the best option as it always gives you the latest version of the addon.
4. What is my position in terms of score?
Below chart shows your position with your score (total number of correct hits). Please note, all these scores are for the default dot matrix size (6 x 10).
between 0 - 10 correct hits --- 3.5%
between 11 - 15 correct hits --- 2.5%
between 16 - 20 correct hits --- 8.5%
between 21 - 25 correct hits --- 18.5%
between 26 - 30 correct hits --- 27.5%
between 31 - 35 correct hits --- 25.5%
between 36 - 40 correct hits --- 11.5%
between 41 - 45 correct hits --- 2.5%
between 45 - 50 correct hits --- 0.5%
5. How can I hit on the dots?
Just use your mouse (left click) to hit on the dots. Currently this game is only available for desktop browsers, therefore, touch is not implemented yet. But in future versions touch enabled devices will be supported as well.
6. How can I increase the grid size?
In order to increase the grid size, type-in desired values in the designated areas. Please note that, minimum value is 2 for width or height. Default grid size is 6 by 10.
7. Is there an option to reset the best score?
No, currently there is no option to reset the best score field. The best score field is set automatically by the addon.
8. How to uninstall this extension from your Firefox?
In order to uninstall this Addon in Firefox, go to Firefox -> Add-ons -> Hit the dot, then press on the Uninstall button. For Opera and Chrome browsers, follow a similar approach to remove the Addon.
9. How can I report a bug or suggest improvement for this game?
You can use the Bug report form in this page to report bugs or suggest any improvements for this Addon.
10. Is this Addon available for all platforms?
Yes, but currently only the browser versions are released. Soon, we will release android and windows phone apps as well.
11. Can I get hint(s) within the game?
No, there is no option to get hints within the game. Actually, this game is so simple that does not require any hints.
Your feedback goes a long way towards making this addon even better. With this bug report form, you can submit bugs or suggest enhancements for the functionality or performance of this addon. Please note, this bug report form will be sent to the developer(s) of this addon. You will not get an immediate or personal response at the moment. However, the developer(s) may contact you through the email address provided in this form for further clarifications or requesting additional information regarding the reported bug(s).
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